FIFA 23 best attacking midfielders
Profiles on some of the best attacking midfielders you can sign on FIFA 23 Career Mode
We cover youth football. For all you FIFA players, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite young attacking midfielders that would be suitable signings on your FIFA 23 Career Mode saves. From Florian Wirtz to Xavi Simons, these are some of the best young CAMs in the game.
If you’re looking for older players, we have you sorted too, with a collection of the ten highest overall central midfielders at the start of your save. Also, have a look through the rest of our website for more young players to sign.
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How do I develop attacking midfielders in FIFA 23 Career mode?
There are a few key methods to develop attacking midfielders in FIFA 23. Firstly, they need to play senior minutes and get good match ratings in matches. Obviously, this needs to be balanced with your need to win games but getting them on the field as much as possible is vital.
If you can’t give them minutes, then consider sending them on loan. However, when loaning players, ensure that you are sending them to a club where they will play senior minutes, or you risk further stunting their growth.
Next, focus on doing well in training drills and earning good ratings. Generally, you should be able to play through each drill a few times, do them well, and then you should be able to subsequently simulate the sessions and earn a similar grade. However, if your grades start to fall, you should take control of your drills again to boost your ratings back up.
Lastly, and very importantly, is your player development plan. Development plans determine what kind of skillset you want your player to develop for their role in your team.
For attacking midfielders, there are five development paths to choose from:
Balanced – The all-round option that will see your attacking midfielders develop all their attributes with no real particular focus.
Advanced Playmaker – The advanced playmaker will look to be your team’s chief creator within the final third of the pitch. This means that passing attributes are a major focus of the advanced playmaker development plan. This will help to improve the vision, crossing, free kick accuracy, long passing, and short passing of your attacking midfielders, as well as their dribbling, composure, stamina, weak foot and attacking positioning.
Shadow Striker – The shadow striker looks to aggressively attack the penalty area from deep to get on the end of attacking moves. Their development plan will focus on improving their sprint speed, finishing, attacking positioning, long shots, volleys, agility, ball control, dribbling, stamina, and attacking work rate.
Dynamo – The dynamo is a high volume dribbler that uses their speed and skill to break down the opposition defence. Developing your player on this path will improve their sprint speed, acceleration, balance, reactions, ball control, dribbling, skill moves, short passing, interceptions, and stamina.
Attacking Midfielder – If you want to develop your CAM into a nicely balanced creator and dribbler, then attacking midfielder might be the best development plan for your player. This development plan will see them improve their sprint speed, acceleration, stamina, penalties, short passing, long passing, curve, vision, and ball control, as well as attacking work rate.
Who are the best attacking midfielders in FIFA 23 Career mode?
|Bernardo Silva||28||Manchester City||88||88|
|Thomas Müller||32||Bayern Munich||87||87|
|Bruno Fernandes||27||Manchester United||86||86|
|Nabil Fekir||29||Real Betis||85||85|
|Marco Reus||33||Borussia Dortmund||85||85|
|Lorenzo Pellegrini||26||AS Roma||84||87|
|Mason Mount||23||Chelsea FC||84||87|
|Kai Havertz||23||Chelsea FC||84||91|
We’ve split this section into three attacking midfielders that can start for your teams straight away, and three attacking midfielders that are good options for the future:
An ACL injury last season put a dampener on an enormous breakout season from Florian Wirtz. Nonetheless, his emergence has been reflected in FIFA 23, with the Leverkusen star being given an 82 overall and an enormous 91 potential.
That’s a bit scary, considering he already has quite a precocious skillset, with 4 star skills and weak foot, as well as high level dribbling and passing. Perhaps a bit more speed and shooting as he develops will turn him into an elite level attacking midfielder in the game.
Martin Ødegaard is already a world class player, and while he doesn’t have the traditional speed and shooting stats many FIFA players look for. If your style is more predicated on skill, technique and accurate passing, the Norwegian playmaker is a great option.
5 star skills, to go with elite level dribbling and passing attributes – with five overall points to further develop his speed and shooting – makes Ødegaard one of the best young attacking midfielders in FIFA 23.
If you are looking for the all-round attacking midfielder that can do a bit of everything, Kai Havertz might just be the player for you. 6’2”, with decent pace, good dribbling, passing and shooting, to go with 4 star skills and weak foot, and you have something close to the complete package.
Whether you opt to play Havertz as a CAM or a striker is up to you, and with the potential to grow to 91 overall, he will be one of the most devastating players in FIFA 23 career mode.
Alex Scott is one of England’s most unheralded young talents, so it’s great that EA have given him a massive ceiling in FIFA 23. While he starts at just 69 overall, Scott has the ability to become one of the game’s premiere attacking midfielders at an 87 potential overall.
He has a balanced skillset in the game, meaning you could think about using him more as a number 8 than as an attacking midfielder. Nonetheless, his outright best trait is his dribbling, so he will still be a very effective creative CAM if that’s how you choose to use him.
Pablo Torre might not be the new Pedri, but Barcelona were certainly operating with the same intent earlier this year when they snapped up Pablo Torre from Racing Santander in the Spanish second division.
Given his lack of an outright dominant attribute, Torre is probably one worth sending out on loan where he can start to work towards his 86 potential. He does have nice balance between speed, passing and dribbling though, so he should be an excellent option as he develops further.
We don’t hide from the fact that we’re big Xavi Simons fans here at Scouted Football, and we’re happy to see he’s been given some love by EA in FIFA 23 Career Mode. He was dominant in the UEFA Youth League for Paris Saint-Germain last season, and his first steps into senior football with PSV Eindhoven this season have been dominant.
In the game, Simons is quick enough and a decent dribbler as well for a 73 overall player, meaning you could probably use him from the get-go. With 13 overall points to add, turning him into an elite ball-carrying attacking midfielder should be your goal.
Bernardo Silva, Thomas Müller, Bruno Fernandes, Nabil Fékir and Marco Reus are the highest-rated attacking midfielders in FIFA 23 Career Mode.
Florian Wirtz is the standout young attacking midfielder in FIFA 23’s Career Mode. We’re big fans of Xavi Simons and Alex Scott too, who also have a lot of potential in this game.